10 school kids escape tragedy, as Jharkhand school flaunt norms

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Ranchi, Oct 10 (IANS) It was a narrow escape for 10 school children after the vehicle they were travelling in caught fire in Jharkhand’s Gumla district on Thursday.

According to the police, the incident took place near Khapratoli situated on Ghaghra-Lohardagga road. The students were on their way to Golden Valley school, when the driver noticed smoke emanating from the vehicle.

Residents helped the kids get out of the van before it was gutted.

“I had repeatedly informed the school management that the engine of the van gets heated up while driving, but they have ignored my complaint,” said Sunil Kumar, driver of the Maruti van, who was found without license.

The police official said that action will be initiated against the school management after probe.

–IANS

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